September 15, 2016 Subject:
I always used to rue the fact that I couldn't afford to see more of the '90 tour than I did, but most of the shows I saw aren't as good as I thought on later listening. Garcia isn't playing very well on this night in particular. The jams are fun, but nothing amazing. Charlie Miller always does a great job of EQing these SBDs.
January 13, 2016 Subject:
Last one for me
This was what I consider my last Grateful Dead show. Saw close to 100 from 86 to 90. This was the last show I saw before Brent died. Gotta say, Desolation Row, Ramble on Rose, Hell in a Bucket are the highlights for me. I know, right... But listen to those 3 again. Desolation Row is beautiful, Jerry and Brent are just in perfect sync for Ramble on Rose. Bucket is great! There is simply no comparison between this and the post Brent shows. Different band. I did see 1 more show at shoreline after Brent died. Hornsby fucked up the lead in of Beat it on down the line. The band stopped. It was kind of hostile. Ugh, for me without Brent magic was gone.
Someone else in the comments wrote about Brent and what could have been. I can't agree more. This show is an illustration of what could have been.
The boys are on tonight. Brent just getting comfortable....what could have been!
The time you put into these shows pays off for us music fans,
Perfect board... I wish I knew you personally thank you for your work Mr. Charlie Miller your amazing.
November 19, 2014 Subject:
unusually good other one with plenty of intrigue and weirdness... the around and around to close show pretty cool too.
Reviewer:St. of Circumstance
May 5, 2012 Subject:
Another 90's Blast
This show Kicks Ass. Sound is phenominal and boys are ON! Don't miss. Thank you Charlie for another spectacular journey.
May 17, 2011 Subject:
this sounds great five star set list,better than alot of dick's picks when are these archieve's every going to come out for sale?
May 12, 2011 Subject:
Nothing's Gonna Brring Him Back....
During the "He's Gone", Brent doesn't even realize that he's playing at his own funeral - but, Jerry does.... Haunting and powerful....
June 17, 2010 Subject:
A good and somewhat mellow show. I have a lot of others from '90 better. That doesn't mean there's anything wrong with this though. It is nicely remastered matrix by Charlie Miller.
June 3, 2010 Subject:
Top Contender for best show of 1990
Very strange show. Similar vibe to the next night, which seems to be focused, taking risks, but taking their time. Drawn out jams don't exactly elicit perfect accuracy all of the time, but the energy at Shoreline that night must have been special.
A super tight, excellent first set (setlist and playing quality) up the anti from the get-go. Killer versions of H>S>F suite, probably one of the top post revival versions. Little Light, Stagger Lee, Desolation, Rambleonrose are all played with patience and special attention.
Something strange happened in the second set. Sounds like a bit of a rough start with a honest but uneven version of Scarlet into honestly a lackluster sounding Fire (compared to other excellent 1990 versions of this pair). Blow Away is drawn out but still building an unknown intensity. Refer to 1989.7.7 or 1989.10.26 for better extended Blow Away.
With Women Are Smarter, we are given a sloppy but bold version with extended jams and experimental tones from both Jerry and Brent. The real magic comes during He's Gone with a touching rendition into a really psychedelic expanded Jerry, Billy, and Mickey Jam. Seven minutes later, heavily tripped out Drums segment.
Other One is of stellar proportions, as is a supper strange extended version of Round 'n' Round. They must have just been having a blast this night.
A month before Brent's death, we see the true potential of what could have been, and what never was. Between Spring and Summer of 1990, blossoming jams and new risks were sending the band to a new creative high. No "going through the motions".
I am very surprised how under-downloaded this Charlie Miller SBD is. The mix sounds great to me. A little airy, but that's how the band was playing that night.
One of the top five shows of 1990, for sure.
3.15, 4.3, 6.24, 7.12. The playing at these special shows is evidence that the Dead were not declining, atleast until Brent's untimely death.